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Cacophony Dictionary Definitions

Cacophony is the dissonance that produces the inharmonious combination of sounds in a word or phrase. The word, as such, comes from the Greek κακοφωνία (kakophonia), which is composed with the roots κακός (kakós), which means ‘bad’ or ‘unpleasant’, and φωνή (phoné) that translates ‘sound’. Cacophony can occur as a result of unnecessary, exaggerated or close repetition of […]

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Food Chain Dictionary Definitions

The food chain indicates the process by which energy and essential nutrients are transmitted from one living being to another. All living things on Earth depend on each other for subsistence, which is why there is talk of a food chain that varies according to the ecosystem, for example, there is the land food chain and […]

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Free Fall Dictionary Definitions

Free fall refers to any vertical fall without support of any kind whose path is barely subject to the force of gravity. It is a concept applied to physics, but it is also a sports practice. Free fall in Physics According to Physics, as a free fall is designated that which a body experiences when it is only […]

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Pandora’s Box Dictionary Definitions

Pandora’s box has its origin in Greek mythology that explains how humans became mortal and how all evils were installed in humanity. According to the Greek mythology described in the poetic work of Hesiod called Theogony which means “origin of the gods”, the Titan Prometheus provokes the fury Zeus (god of Olympus) by making fire known to man. Faced with the “disobedience” of Prometheus, Zeus […]

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Calambur Dictionary Definitions

Calambur is a literary figure characterized by the regrouping of syllables or words in order to modify the meaning of a sentence, as well as to hide a double meaning. Etymologically, the word calambur derives from the French calembour, however, there are those who claim that it derives from the Italian calamo burlare, which means ‘mocking with the […]

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Calamity Dictionary Definitions

Calamity is an event that brings losses or disastrous consequences and also refers to a useless, annoying person or person who brings negative consequences to those around him. The word calamity comes from the Latin calamitas which means “blow, damage.” The synonyms for calamity are: disaster, misfortune, accident, adversity, misfortune, setback. Among the antonyms of calamity are the words: luck, fortune, bliss, victory. The […]

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Skull Dictionary Definitions

A skull, also called a bone head, is the name given to the set of bones that make up the skeleton of the head, formed by the bones of the face and skull, when it is stripped of flesh and skin. The word, as such, comes from the Latin calvaria, which means ‘skull’. The bones of the skull […]

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Calendar Dictionary Definitions

The calendar is a visual scheme for the measurement of time. The calendar has been one of the most primitive forms for the distinction of the passage of past and future time and subsequently used for the organization of important festivities and events. The word calendar only emerged around the year 1175 and comes from the Latin calendārium which […]

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Global Warming Dictionary Definitions

Global warming is called the phenomenon of gradual increase in temperatures experienced during the last century on Earth. In this sense, according to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the average temperature of the planet increased around 0.75 °C throughout the 20th century, and the projections of increase for the 21st century are around 2 °C […]

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Quality Dictionary Definitions

Quality refers to the ability of an object to meet implicit or explicit needs according to one parameter, a fulfillment of quality requirements. Quality is a subjective concept. Quality is related to the perceptions of each individual to compare one thing with any other of the same species, and various factors such as culture, product or service, needs and […]